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- n. Any derivative (equivalent to a salt or ester) of picramic acid
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On boiling an alkaline solution of that salt with glucose, the former is reduced to deep red-brown picramate, the color of the liquid, of course, varying in intensity according to the proportion of sugar present.
What is in deodornat ... keeps you perspiration free? need information how to produce "sodium picramate" hope any one can help me naseer_sarwar@yahoo. com?
J. and I have just discovered what the eco-nuts who sell us our henna have not been telling us about the ingredients for some time: The red henna J. prefers isn't actually henna, it's italian senna, which isn't a hair dye at all, just a mild colourant and conditioner, and the deep red colour comes from an un-stated amount of sodium picramate added to the mix - and sodium picramate is a really unstable relative of picric acid, one of the all time unstable dangerous explosives.